Dr Ellie Seckold (nee Frayne)
Facial Physiotherapy Expert
Facial Physiotherapy Expert
Dr Ellie Seckold graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours and the university medal. Ellie’s PhD from the University of Sydney investigated motor control and mental fatigue following facial nerve paralysis. Whilst completing her PhD Ellie worked in private practice and has experience in a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.
Whilst Ellie’s special interests are in faces, jaws, headache and orofacial pain; she still enjoys treating general musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. She has worked extensivley in sports coverage in AFL, martial arts, swimming, rugby and other sports. Ellie enjoys applying the latest research to help patients acheive their health goals and return back to the sports and activities that they love.
Ellie is a 4th dan black belt in Tae kwon do and has previously competed for Australia.
APA Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Tate graduated from the University of Sydney with a Masters of Physiotherapy after completing his Bachelor of Human Movement (exercise science) degree at UTS. Tate has also completed a double clinical Masters in Sports and Musculoskeletal physiotherapy through Griffith University in Queensland. This makes Tate a dual titled APA Sports & Musculoskeletal physiotherapist, placing him amongst the most highly qualified physios in Australia. His special interests are in tendinopathies, lower limb injuries and second opinion physiotherapy.
Tate has previously held qualifications as an Exercise Scientist and a Level 2 ASCA strength & conditioning coach, with a published article in the journal of Australian strength and conditioning. Tate will often incorporate targeted strength and conditioning programs into his patient’s rehab. He has worked with a wide variety of athletes and sporting individuals from all walks of life. Tate was the Physiotherapist for the Australian Tae Kwon Do team during the Commonwealth Championships in 2014. Tate has also treated club rugby players, power lifters at the Arnold Classic and masters athletes during the Pan Pacific Games in 2018.
Vestibular Expert & Face Physio
Rebecca (Bec) graduated from the University of Sydney with a Masters of Physiotherapy following her Bachelor of Human Movement (exercise science) degree at UTS (with Tate). Following the completion of her degree Bec has worked in the rehabilitation realm of physiotherapy where she discovered her passion for neurological physio.
Over the past few years Bec has exclusively treated people suffering from dizziness. As a Vestibular Physio, she has assessed and treated Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s, Unilateral vestibular Dysfunction, Bilateral Vestibular Dysfunction, Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness, Mal De Debarquement, Cervicogenic Dizziness and Vestibular Migraines. Bec has a passion for continuing education and staying up to date, thus she is highly trained in this field!
Bec utilises the latest technology to thoroughly assess conditions in order to effectively diagnose and treat a variety of issues. Bec firmly believes in the importance of multi-disciplinary care! Where appropriate, she may liaise with your medical team if further investigation and/or action is required.
Bec has a passion for Pilates both professionally and privately. She is uniquely able to apply these skills for her patients experiencing dizziness, by prescribing Pilates informed, vestibular rehabilitation programs. Bec enjoys working with people who have Parkinson’s disease. Her exercise science and neuro background, perfectly place her to design falls prevention and mobility programs for those at risk.
In addition to the above, Bec has forayed into the world of face physio. Bec is well suited to work in this field as many patients who experience a facial nerve injury also experience dizziness.